Exercising outdoors during the long winter, is a great way to stay healthy and fit, and to meet new people. Helsinki is a superb destination for outdoor winter activities such as skating, cross-country skiing and ice-swimming.
You can try ice-skating at the iconic city-skate ice rink, right in the heart of the Helsinki city centre, next to the central railway station and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city. You can have a go at cross-country skiing or snow shoe hiking. For those who are more adventurous, you can even try ice-hole swimming, followed by a nice hot sauna!
The Helsinki Tourism Board has created a video introducing you to the Helsinki wintry landscape and things to do.
Here are some winter sports you might like to try:
- Central Railway station ice-skating rink
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ride a Dog Sled
- Ice-hole swimming, winter swimming places in Helsinki
- Snow shoe hiking
Text by Saana Kallioinen